Famous Museum Walk in Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Self Guided)

One of the best ways to discover the rich heritage of Slovenia is to pay a visit to the local museums. However, if you've had enough of history, you can always escape to a more unusual place, like the Museum of Brewery, for example. Sounds interesting? Then take this tour and have fun in Ljubljana's museums.
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Famous Museum Walk in Ljubljana Map

Guide Name: Famous Museum Walk in Ljubljana
Guide Location: Slovenia » Ljubljana (See other walking tours in Ljubljana)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Author: Tom
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Tobacco Museum

1) Tobacco Museum (must see)

This small museum dedicates itself to the important mission of revealing the history of tobacco in Europe and Slovenia, in particular. The museum is housed in Ljubljana's first tobacco factory opened back in 1871. Here, you will see different machines used in the production of cigarettes, documents regarding the history of tobacco in Ljubljana and, of course, the famous diorama of two 19th-century women rolling the renowned Ljubljana Virginia cigars.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 11 am - 5 pm
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National Museum of Slovenia

2) National Museum of Slovenia (must see)

The National Museum of Slovenia is situated in Ljubljana's center, near Tivoli Park. Along with the Slovenian Museum of Natural History, located in the same building, the National Museum of Slovenia is the country's oldest scientific and cultural institution. The museum has an extensive collection of archaeological artifacts, old coins and banknotes (in the numismatics department on the ground floor), as well as some applied arts exhibits. The museum was founded in 1821 and was known initially as the "Estate Museum of Carniola". The current building, designed in a Neo-Renaissance style by Slovene architect Viljem Treo, was built between 1881 and 1885. The interior decorations were made by painters Janez and Jurij Šubic.

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Operation hours: Monday - Wednesday, Friday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm; Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm( Winter); Mon- Sun: 10 am- 6 pm; Thursday, Saturday: 8 am- 10 pm (Summer).
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Slovenian Museum of Natural History

3) Slovenian Museum of Natural History

The Slovenian Museum of Natural History lives up to its name in featuring the natural history, scientific, and educational content. It is the oldest cultural and scientific Slovenian institution emanating out of the Carniolian Museum, founded in 1821. Its research activities focus on the natural heritage of Slovenia. Situated in the central district of Ljubljana, near Tivoli Park, the Parliament and the Opera House, it shares premises with the National Museum of Slovenia.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm; Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm.

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International Centre of Graphic Arts

4) International Centre of Graphic Arts

The International Centre of Graphic Arts was established in 1986 to give the international Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts - which itself has a longer, uninterrupted tradition from 1955 - its own place. The museum has a rich collection of prints by international modernist artists, which consists of more than four thousand items. Besides its main collection, the museum has a Collection of Prints and Original Printed Ephemera established in 2000, consisting of posters, fanzines and other items, including all artistic newspaper projects of the Vienna museum.

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Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
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National Museum of Contemporary History

5) National Museum of Contemporary History (must see)

The National Museum of Contemporary History is located in a mansion on the edge of Tivoli Park in the district of Šiška, traditionally known as the Cekin Mansion (Cekinov Grad). The mansion was built between 1752 and 1755 by order of Count Leopold Lamberg. During the last years of the French occupation of Ljubljana, in 1812-1813, the mansion was used as a temporary residence by Eugene de Beauharnais, the Viceroy of Italy and commander of the Napoleonic armies in the Illyrian Provinces. Since 1990, the museum has been dedicated to the 20th century Slovenian history, featuring collections on World War I, World War II, the Socialist period, and the establishment of the independent state of Slovenia. Every first Sunday of the month, admission is free for all visitors.

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Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Brewery Museum

6) Brewery Museum

With a history of over 150 years now, the Union Brewery has been famous among the locals for its beer's outstanding quality and excellent taste. For the curious, the company opened a museum, sharing the building with the factory itself. The Brewery Museum gives insight into the beer-making process, and showcases the various machines used in it, from the oldest ones to the latest hi-tech. The museum also provides tours of the factory with beer tasting sessions included.

Operation hours: Tours on weekdays: 12 pm-6 pm, every 2 hours,and on Saturdays: 2 pm-6 pm.

Walking Tours in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Create Your Own Walk in Ljubljana

Create Your Own Walk in Ljubljana

Creating your own self-guided walk in Ljubljana is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Bežigrad Daily Life Tour

Bežigrad Daily Life Tour

Predominantly residential, Bežigrad is a district of Ljubljana bordered by the southern rail line, the Kamnik rail line, the highway loop and Šmartinska Cesta to the east. Take this tour to observe the life of locals and explore some outstanding architectural sights off the beaten tourist track.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Cultural Walk

Cultural Walk

Ljubljana is the cultural center of Slovenia, therefore you will most certainly find here a cultural venue to your liking. Discover Ljubljana's cultural scene by visiting the museums and galleries listed on this tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Made in Slovenia Shopping Tour

Made in Slovenia Shopping Tour

A walk through numerous small shops in Ljubljana, selling authentic Slovenian products, will have you will find everything, from folk instruments to the finest lace in Slovenia. Even if you are short on budget, a trip to these shops will surely enrich your knowledge of Slovenia and Ljubljana. Do not hesitate to take this tour and experience Ljubljana's shopping first-hand.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Landmarks Walking Tour

Landmarks Walking Tour

Pretty much like any other European capital, Ljubljana has extraordinary heritage. Over the years, the city has accumulated an extensive collection of monuments, both architectural and historic - buildings, squares, bridges. Take this tour to see some of Ljubljana's most prominent landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Religious Sights in Ljubljana

Religious Sights in Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a great religious center. It has Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist and Evangelical churches, the most remarkable of which being the Franciscan Church situated in the center of the city. Take this tour to discover the holy sights of Ljubljana.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Ljubljana Artistic Walk

Ljubljana Artistic Walk

While the streets of Ljubljana are an art museum in their own right, the city also proudly boasts some truly good galleries. Small, cozy, colorful, stylish, and exuding a bohemian atmosphere, the galleries of Ljubljana have something to amaze everyone with. Take your time and this tour to explore the city's top galleries.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Ljubljana for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Ljubljana has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Ljubljana, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.